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ISBN: 9781906690717
AUTHOR: Jenny Pery
Alan Cotton - Drawn to Paint
Alan Cotton - Drawn to Paint
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For the artist Alan Cotton, drawing is the most natural thing in the world. A compulsion since childhood, drawing is his means of understanding his environment, of being a part of it, possessing it.

Drawing out of doors in front of the motif has become an integral part of Alan Cottonís artistic practice. A landscape painter in the Romantic tradition, he travels adventurously in search of special places that particularly manifest the power and luminosity of nature.

His response to these places can be seen in the sheer joy of his mark-making.

This book includes a substantial selection from the many hundreds of drawings that Alan Cotton has made in a wide variety of locations. Some are working drawings for future paintings, a number of which are illustrated here alongside the drawing and thereby provide a fascinating insight into the artistís working process.

Many that are purely visual investigations, drawn for their own sake, have remained unseen in his sketchbooks throughout his life. Drawn to Paint offers a rare opportunity to see these drawings for the first time. Devon-based author, artist and art historian, Jenny Pery has written numerous titles on British art, including books on Anthony Eyton, Benedict Rubbra, Daphne Todd, Tristram Hillier, Claude Rogers, Solomon J. Solomon, John Dodgson, Caziel, Edward Piper, Robert Organ and Raphael Maklouf. Jenny is the author of two earlier books on Alan Cotton, On a Knife Edge (2003) and Giving Life a Shape (2010).

Imprint: Halstar. ISBN 978 1 906690 71 7, hardback, 260x270mm, 160 pages. Published August 2019.

Alan Cotton: Giving Life A ShapeAlan Cotton: Giving Life A Shape - £34.99
With interviews with collectors and reminiscences from friends, as well as pithy commentary from Alan himself, this book by Jenny Pery gives a comprehensive overview of Alan Cottonís work through more than three decades, and also contains much of interest for the would-be painter.
Web Price: £34.99
40.55 EUR 43.74 USD 57.31 AUD

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